I love writing about the less known places that I had the opportunity to visit and often hesitate writing about well-known places since so much has been said and written about them. One such well-known and much talked about place is the London Eye in London. The attraction is one of the world’s tallest observation wheels and has been London’s number one visitor experience for over a decade. Book your tickets in advance and enjoy fast-track admission and avoid waiting in line!
London Eye through my eyes!
From pages of history
Being an Indian, London is something different. The pages of history are bound to flash in front of our eyes! Our conscious mind has a thin thread which always links our vision with knowledge that we relate to! It ought to vary from person to person.
Being an Indian, London is something different. The pages of history are bound to flash in front of our eyes! Our conscious mind has a thin thread which always links our vision with knowledge that we relate to! #Travel Click To Tweet
The London Eye is a giant observation wheel
The London Eye, hitherto, the tallest in Europe, in simple terms is a giant observation wheel, hanging over the south bank of the River Thames, offers a panoramic view of the city.
The London Eye, hitherto, the tallest in Europe, in simple terms is a giant observation wheel, hanging over the south bank of the River Thames, offers a panoramic view of the city. #London #Travel Click To Tweet
Before embarking into the oval-shaped capsules, we stood in a queue for a few minutes. Inside the gondola, there is a seating arrangement in the middle and all four sides have interactive digital displays specifying all the important viewpoints.
Amazing views of the scintillating London from the London Eye
It moves very slowly and thus we got ample scope to capture the amazing views of the scintillating London from the top! Well-known old buildings juxtaposed with new and modern buildings are impressive. Bridges across the river Thames enhance the beauty of the cityscape. London is brimming with places for us to discover slowly while walking. I’ve always loved walking in European cities, taking in the sights and sounds at my own pace.
We met an enthusiastic German family inside the gondola who clicked some very nice photographs for us.
London, the charming city, started spreading its charm as we moved upwards. The river Thames, the Big Ben, the Palace of Westminister, Westminister Abbey, etc and the wonderful scenes all around reminded me that this is the city which gifted us the romantic poet John Keats, the passionate poet John Milton and so many others. It also reminded me that perhaps it is one of these buildings which bears testimony to British rule in India for 200 years. I remember, my mind became an invisible thoroughfare of varied emotions.
- Ride on one of the world’s tallest observation wheels
- Enjoy breathtaking views of London
Our journey inside the Ferris wheel came to an end
Our journey inside the romantic Ferris wheel came to an end, retaining the vivid memory of this lovely ride forever in our minds. In the end, I must mention that I really like the name “London Eye” which is apt, interesting, poetic and easy to remember!
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